Win! A British break for two

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The House Collection, a new boutique hotel chain in East Anglia is offering one lucky AOL Travel user the chance to win afternoon tea, dinner and an overnight stay for two at Poets House in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

With its pretty waterside cafes, antique shops, galleries and gardens, Ely is the ideal location for a short break in the UK.

Ely is home to the imposing Ely Cathedral, famous for its Octagon tower, which houses the only national museum dedicated to stained glass. The cathedral is known locally as the 'Ship of the Fens' and can be seen for miles around. It has been featured in historic films including The Kings Speech, Elizabeth and The Other Boleyn Girl.



With views over the magnificent Norman cathedral, Poets House is a beautifully restored three-storey property. The 21 individually styled bedrooms combine original features with modern comforts.

The restaurant serves contemporary cuisine with seasonal specialities and fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Your stay at Poets House includes afternoon tea with a glass of champagne on arrival, a three-course a la carte evening meal in The Dining Room with a bottle of house wine to complement your choice and overnight accommodation in a twin or double room, plus a delicious breakfast the next morning.



Prior to dinner you can relax in The Study Bar and sample a cocktail* prepared by the resident mixologist who can re-create your favourite tipple.

You can then retire to one of the beautifully decorated bedrooms which all have standalone copper baths, many sited by the window offering stunning views of the magnificent cathedral which is lit at night.

The hotel itself stands opposite the former home of one of Ely's most famous residents, Oliver Cromwell, who spent many years residing in Ely.



Visit poetshouse.com for more information.

The second venue in The House Collection chain, Paddocks House, will open in Newmarket at the beginning of September.

The prize includes: An overnight stay for two at Poets House in Ely (arrival 2pm) in a double or twin room with afternoon tea and champagne, a three-course evening meal in The Dining Room with a bottle of house wine and breakfast the next morning. Subject to availability. Prize must be taken by 30 November 2013. * cocktails not included in the prize

For your chance to win this fabulous prize, enter your details below before 13 August 2013...